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  • Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case

    Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case
    Walt Disney Co. has lost its appeal of a high-profile case concerning profits from the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." The Burbank media giant was ordered by a federal jury in 2010 to pay Celador International, the British company that...
  • Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz

    Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz
    Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime. The...
  • Netflix hires Warner marketing executive

    Netflix hires Warner marketing executive
    Continuing to add more Hollywood talent to its executive ranks, Silicon Valley giant Netflix has hiredWarner Bros.' veteran Kelly Bennett as its chief marketing officer. Bennett worked for nine years at the Burbank studio, most recently as vice president...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' officially debuts with $249 million worldwide

    'Dark Knight Rises' officially debuts with $249 million worldwide
    Warner Bros.confirmed Monday that “The Dark Knight Rises” grossed $160.9 million in the United States and Canada from Friday through Sunday and an additional $88 million overseas in the first 17 countries where it debuted. For the first...
  • Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business

    Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business
    Long stuck in low gear, Walt Disney Co.’s video game division is aiming for infinity. The entertainment conglomerate on Tuesday unveiled plans for a high-stakes initiative called Disney Infinity that could determine the success or failure of its...
  • At Warner Bros., new CEO's first task is to bring peace to studio

    At Warner Bros., new CEO's first task is to bring peace to studio
    In taking the reins of Warner Bros., one of Kevin Tsujihara's first tasks will be returning calm to a studio that has been racked by divisions and infighting. Although Warner was Hollywood's No. 1 supplier of television shows, No. 1 in the home video...
  • Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers

    Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers
    Walt Disney Co.'s video game division laid off about 50 staffers Tuesday from several locations on the same day that it closed the Austin, Texas, studio that produced its "Epic Mickey" titles. The layoffs were separate from the people who lost their...
  • DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox

    DreamWorks Animation down to the wire in talks with Sony and Fox
    With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures. Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace...
  • DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox

    DreamWorks Animation signs five-year deal with 20th Century Fox
    Shrek and Po have found a new home. DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which will distribute its movies...
  • DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg discusses new Fox deal

    In a Monday news conference, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg discussed his company's just-completed distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox, and praised Fox chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman for building a “world-...
  • DreamWorks replaces Disney with new international partner

    DreamWorks replaces Disney with new international partner
    Walt Disney Studios will no longer release movies from its partner DreamWorks Studios around the world. The two companies have renegotiated their longstanding agreement. Going forward, Disney will only release movies produced by DreamWorks, the...
  • Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters

    Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters
    Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever since, has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado,...